LEESBURG — A Leesburg man was arrested after throwing a female victim to the ground and battering her. After the battery occured, he took her debit card and removed over $400 from her bank account.
Tylor Michael Hall, 23, 204 W. Church St., Leesburg, is being charged with domestic battery with a child present, a level 6 felony; strangulation, a level six felony; fraud, a level 6 felony; and domestic battery a class A misdemeanor.
On Feb. 28, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to a domestic battery in Leesburg. The female advised that the day before, Feb. 27, she told Hall he was not allowed at her residence anymore. According to the victim, Hall became angry and verbally abusive.
According to court documents that were filed March 19, Hall threw the victim to the floor and punched her in the right thigh. On Feb. 28, Hall was still angry and became verbally abusive with the victim again. The victim told police that Hall slapped her face and threw her phone, causing it to shatter. The victim went into the bathroom and Hall followed and blocked the door so she could not leave. Hall then hit her in the nose, causing it to bleed and her lips to swell. At this point the victim started screaming and Hall placed his hand over her mouth and nose so she could not breathe. According to the victim, Hall told her that if she passed out maybe she would learn a lesson.
Three children were inside the residence at the time of the battery. The officer was able to observe and photograph the victim’s injuries.
Hall left the residence on Feb. 28. When he was gone, the victim noticed her debit card had been taken without her permission. Hall had used the debit card to remove $402.50 from her bank account.
The officer spoke with Hall who admitted the two had been arguing. Hall also admitted to using the victim’s debit card to remove money and smashing the victim’s phone.